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The March to Finchley: C.1709-1928

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The March to Finchley


Production: unidentified Dutch pottery (Probably)
Printmaker: Hogarth, William (After)




Tile picture, composed of forty-two tiles. Earthenware, tin-glazed on the upper surface (back not visible), and painted in shades of blue. In a black wooden frame.


History note: A sale near Maidstone 'some years earlier'; Messrs Hampton & Sons, Pall Mall East, London, from whom purchased on 20 December 1899 for £14.14.0 by Dr J.W.l. Glaisher, Trinity College, Cambridge.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 81 cm
Width: 93.5 cm

Relative size of this object

93.5 cm81 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ Netherlands
  • Bristol ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928-12-07) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr


18th century
George II
Circa 1750 CE - 1760 CE Circa 1850 CE - 1900 CE


The design was derived from the print 'The March to Finchley or the March of the Guards towards Scotland in the year 1745', by William Hogarth, 1746, or a later version. The picture was attributed to Bristol by Rackham in his 1935 catalogue, but the style of painting suggests that it was probably made on the Continent, probably in the Netherlands, in the second half of the 19th century.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( shades of blue)
Front composed of tin-glaze

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: DROK
  • Location: On noticeboard on extreme left of scene
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: AW8 Plouwzu
  • Location: On scroll at centre
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1709-1928
Primary reference Number: 15408
Old object number: 2515
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 30 June 2016 Last processed: Tuesday 6 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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